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  • Healing/Peeling
    Unless your tattoo is infected, then there is absolutely no point in using antibiotics. If the shop is so dirty that you have to use antibiotics as a preventive measure to get a clean heal then you might want to re-evaluate where you get tattooed. Antibiotics isn't something you should be taking just for the fun of it. Feel free to do some googling on your own in case you are unaware of this. From the 2 week photo, it looks like there is a thin scab on the entire thing, that needs to flake off. Skin and scabs doesn't flake if it's moist, so that's why I'd recommend that you simply leave your tattoo alone and dry.
  • Getting a foreign Letter tattoo
    It shouldnt be more difficult to tattoo than any other design out there. Typically they will take the image you give them and use it as a stencil, so they dont need to actually "understand" the language in order to tattoo it.

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    Getting a foreign Letter tattoo
    So I still have not gotten my first tattoo yet, and I am planning on getting it in about a week, my first two are going to be a lion on my forearm and my grandmothers name. However, her name is not in English it is in Amharic (Ethiopian), I have the letter that I want tattooed but I was wondering if there is anything that I need to know about getting a foreign tattoo, Do artists charge more? is it more difficult for them to do? etc. the picture below is what the letters look like. P.S sorry for the dumb questions I'm new to this scene.
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    Price Range for this Tattoo
    Hey I'm planning on getting my first tattoo in about a week or 2 and I was wondering how much money I should be expecting to spend on this tattoo. I am planning on getting it on my upper forearm, and it will only be about 4.5 to 5 inches on my inner forearm  
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    Opinion Of Artist?
    Hello I am yet to get a tattoo but definitely know who i will get it done by! There is an artist pretty close to me called Dave Swambo: https://www.instagram.com/daveswambo/ Wondering if anybody has had a tattoo done by him? or i'm just looking for overall opinions of his work?  Thanks
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    Hello All - New Here from T.O - Advice?
    Hi all, new here and want to say that I just found this site and love it.  I have 3 tattoos currently and looking to get more and bigger pieces added from a different artist   I know there are a lot of good options in Toronto but wanted to make sure I chose the right one.  If anyone could provide any feedback on this artist that would be much appreciated.  https://www.instagram.com/revmatt73 Thanks!!!

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